Zayo Group Appoints Colman Deegan as New CEO for Europe

The Zayo Group, which runs a large high-capacity metro and long-haul fibre optic network with global reach, has today announced that they’ve appointed industry veteran Colman Deegan to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zayo Europe.

Deegan is understood to have spent more than two decades at Vodafone, where he held senior leadership positions such as Group M&A Director, CFO at Vodafone India and Italy, as well as CEO of Vodafone Turkey. Most recently, acting as Vodafone Spain’s CEO, he led a successful operational turnaround in one of Europe’s most competitive markets.

Zayo said the new appointment became effective as of 16th April 2024.

Steve Smith, CEO of Zayo Group, said:

“Colman’s experience and proven track record as a CEO leading large teams and businesses makes him perfectly equipped to take our European business to new heights, together with our outstanding local team. Colman will drive Zayo forward, strengthening our partnerships with data centres, hyperscalers, and enterprises across Europe. Under Colman’s leadership, we are confident that we will achieve our bold ambitions and maximise our impact in the European market.”

Zayo’s global network is currently said to span over 17.5 million fibre miles and 144,000 route miles. The network currently also helps to connect 1,600 on-net data centers.

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